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Light like a Feather

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3 More pounds gone for good!  Guess what else?  Yesterday I was in the car with my husband and I noticed I had crossed my legs!  That may sound like a little thing to you but for me it is huge.  I have not been able cross my legs for at least a year.  Then yesterday out of the blue I realized I was sitting with my legs crossed, hallelujah 🙂 

I can feel a difference this morning big time.  I just feel lighter.  Hopefully a big gust of wind does not come along and blow me over!  My habits are starting to change and my cravings for chocolate have gone down.  It is interesting because I have been craving things like olives and pickles.  I know what you may be thinking but NO there is not way on this green earth I am prego just because I want a pickle!  They are both low calorie snacks and for the most part I can eat those when I want to. 

Next week I may venture into my closet and see how things fit.  For some reason that is a little intimidating to me so I want to be sure I am ready for it.  When my clothes do fit it will be like going shopping without the hassle of trying to find something I like.  There is also this stack of shorts and pants I have that my sister in law Lisa gave to me.  2 Years ago I was able to squeeze into them but that did not last long.  Trust me when they fit me again I with have a fashion show and your all invited!

Again I want to point out how nice it has been to have all of our new friends supporting us.  The community and support we have found online has been the biggest motivator.  Anytime I think of cheating I think  “oh I can’t I have 100’s of people wacthing me everyday, I can’t let them down!”  So again if you are trying to lose weight and have not started blogging about it or at least got onto twitter, do it!  You are never alone and there is always someone who you can relate to. 

One more thing this morning.  I tried on my wedding ring again and it still does not fit.  I thought for certain it would by now.  It’s okay though because I know it will fit soon.  Either way I am still married to Mr. wonderful 🙂  He even has been saying he can see that I am losing weight.  I don’t know if he really can or if he just wants to make me happy but I like it!

Light like a feather, Shannon



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Appreciate each moment.

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I wanted to do a real quick post this morning.  I realized with the challenge going on I have not written much this week and I am always full of things to say, lol.  I am not sure why but this morning I feel like I need to point out the things that I am grateful for.  A couple of little things happened yesterday that made me think “holy crap I need to quit being a whiner”.  When I get overwhelmed with to many things on the to do list I get whinny and awnry.  It is so stupid because it is not like they are bad things on the list.  They are things like cleaning the house, grocery shopping, graduation BBQ’s, my scout troop is coming over for fishing, end of school parties things like that.  Most of it is fun stuff it just also happens to all fall in 1 day! 

Yesterday I was running around doing  my errands being awnry about it with my son Anthony.  You know those days that there is just never enough time or money no matter how hard you try?  It was that kind of day.  Then me and my rotten attitude went to the store.  I was being snappy with my son and running around in my rush trying to get things done.  Then I came a round a corner and there was this woman.  She was in a wheel chair, it was very obvious she was battling cancer and she was all alone.  I smiled as I passed by her and immediately I thought I am so ungrateful!  Then I come home get on line and met yet another dear friend who is unable to conceive a child, I have met 2 wonderful women on here who are having that issue.  We also have a friend we met here on line who just found out her son has cancer.  

Here I am perfectly healthy, mad because I am able to attend all of the fun things in life with my wonderful husband and 3 healthy children.  I guess my whole point is when it all comes down to it we need to appreciate all of the things we are able to do.  All of the blessings we have and beautiful people in our lives.  We need to stop letting the little things over shadow the bigger things and live in the moment because we never know what tomorrow may bring.

I have this saying on my wall in my bedroom, ” Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you only have today.”  I am going to try to live each moment I have rather than rushing through it each day.  Really there will never be enough money to make it all work, that’s just life.  There will never be enough time to do everything, but we can make the most of the time we have. 

I am going to start cooking breakfast for my 7 little scouts that will be here shortly and I am so grateful I have the ability to cook for them and teach them how to fish.  This is going to be a great day and I am looking forward to every moment I have to enjoy it!



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